Mayweather Vs. Cotto: Miguel Cotto To Make Well Over $8 Million For Fight

Floyd Mayweather's nickname may be "Money" but getting a date in the ring against him these days puts a few extra zeroes on the paycheck of any other boxer. With Miguel Cotto well established as the third best drawing fighter in the sport, behind only Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao, he is going to make some serious money off of his challenge to put the first loss on Floyd's record.

Dan Rafael of ESPN tweeted out the purse figures Cotto (but not Floyd):

Mayweather purse will be given to commission Thursday. Cotto purse is $8 million (plus ppv upside). #boxing #RingKings
May 02 via Twitter for BlackBerry® Favorite Retweet Reply

That pay-per-view cut will likely be substantial given that it's realistic to assume the fight will bring in upward of 1.5 million pay-per-view buys.

Dan also continued by getting into the undercard fighter pay:

More purses for the PPV: Canelo $1.2M, Mosley $650K, Latimore $55K, Quintana $23K, Vargas $125K, Forbes $40K. #boxing #RingKings
May 02 via Twitter for BlackBerry® Favorite Retweet Reply

Saul "Canelo" Alvarez may be the top young star in the sport and he's getting a sizeable payday to take on the very faded, but still well known, "Sugar" Shane Mosley in the featured undercard bout.

We'll have much more on the fight over the next few days, including an update with Floyd's guaranteed money.


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